Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 43% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Dental Hygienists' job openings is expected to rise 8.9% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Dental Hygienists' was $81,400, or $39.13 per hour
'Dental Hygienists' were paid 75.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 214,700 people employed as Dental Hygienists within the United States.
This represents around 0.15% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 688 people are employed as Dental Hygienists.
Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.
SOC Code: 29-1292.00
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